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Cost of Living Indexes

Source: http://www.bestplaces.net, 2016

National Eau Claire, WI Madison, WI Minneapolis, MN Chicago, IL Austin, TX San Jose, CA
Overall 100 91 116 108 103 107 197
Grocery 100 96 105 107 104 85 118
Health 100 106 121 103 104 101 114
Housing 100 81 128 112 97 135 380
Utilities 100 81 102 103 106 94 124
Transportation 100 101 111 105 112 95 113
Miscellaneous 100 93 111 108 105 94 102

 

Housing Costs

Source: http://www.bestplaces.net, 2016
Eau Claire, WI Madison, WI Minneapolis, MN Chicago, IL Austin, TX San Jose, CA
Studio Rental $505 $631 $648 $760 $709 $1,050
1 Bedroom Rental $591 $755 $806 $864 $870 $1,317
2 Bedroom Rental $755 $914 $1,007 $1,023 $1,096 $1,680
3 Bedroom Rental $1,111 $1,261 $1,419 $1,304 $1,483 $2,370
Median Home Price $137,700 $217,400 $190,900 $165,700 $229,700 $646,100
Property Tax Rate (per $1,000) $18.75 $20.37 $13.97 $21.50 $19.90 $7.69

 
Family Income Distribution

Source: United States Census Bureau, 2016
National Eau Claire City Eau Claire County Wisconsin
> $24,999 28% 26% 22% 23%
$25K - $34,999 13% 11% 11% 10%
$35K - $49,999 11% 10% 10% 9%
$50K - $74,999 18% 19% 20% 18%
$75K - $99,999 11% 12% 13% 12%
$100K < 15% 18% 20% 23%
Median Household Income $53,482 $43,295 $48,209 $52,738
Mean Household Income $74,596 $56,720 $63,209 $68,319

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Affordable Homes

A home in Eau Claire is 39% less than the same home in Minneapolis, 58% less than Madison - and 67% less than Texas!

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Quality Apartments,
Lower Rent

Rent is between 20% - 80% cheaper in Eau Claire, WI compared to other metros.

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Lower Property Taxes

Property taxes in Eau Claire are up to 14% lower than other metros